Post Graduation Career Options
Career ExplorationThe Career Center is here is assist students with their search for the right career and find the educational pathway needed to achieve your goals. We have numerous resource books available to aid students. In addition, throughout the year there are college campus visits, presentations, and field trips to explore careers and schools. There are also many excellent web sites. Check out the sites below!
CAREER PLANNER: This is an excellent website that students can use to explore careers, create and track goals for the future, make the educational plans needed to achieve those goals, create a resume and cover letter and much more. Check it out!!!Click CAREER PLANNERMy Next Move: This site provides easy access to career exploration, educational and training programs, and job postings. It is a great tool for students as they determine their next move on the road to a satisfying career.Career Bridge: Find the education you need to get the job you want. Explore careers, discover the in-demand jobs where you live, locate programs that work for you and find out how to fund your education.
Are you unsure of what an apprentice is? Check out this short video CLICK HEREEarn while you learn! Apprenticeships are career training opportunities that combine classroom training with on-the-job training under the direction of a journey-level craft person or trade professional. As an apprentice you pay no tuition. There are three broad career pathways:
Who can be an apprentice?
Building and construction - carpenter, plumber, electrician, iron worker etc.
Manufacturing and Machine - machinist, industrial millwright, diesel etc.
Service and support - cosmetologist, firefighter, paraeducator etc.
As baby boomers start to retire, these jobs are becoming high demand careers. Start exploring the possibilities now. Getting an apprenticeships is very competitive. Find out what you need to do, be persistent, and work hard.Check out the following helpful links:
Minimum age is 18 (there are some exceptions)
Mechanical and aptitude test
High School Diploma or GED
Meet health requirements of the particular job
Drug free - able to pass drug testing
Valid WA state drivers license
EmploymentAs you start your search for employment think about the following before you start applying for jobs.
Check out these websites for local jobs:
- Do you know what type of work you want to do?
- What commitment can you make? What days and times are you available?
- Do you have your own transportation? Can you walk to work or are you willing/able to take the bus?
- Do you have a resume?
- Do you have references? These should not be friends, but rather adults who know you and can say what type of person you are. For example, a teacher, counselor or previous employer. Always, ask if you can use someone as a reference.
- Air Force
- Washington National Guard
- Air Force Academy
- Naval Academy
- U.S. Coast Guard
Timberline High School Military Recruiters and contact information:
Air Force: SSgt Feete firstname.lastname@example.org
Army: SFC David Kelsey email@example.com
Army National Guard: SGT Benham james.m.benham4@firstname.lastname@example.org
Marines: SSgt Hernandez Miranda.Hernandez@marines.usmc.mil
Navy: David Taylor email@example.com